Saturday, 24 December 2016

Christmas Eve


So here I am sat in my childhood bedroom on Christmas eve contemplating life, much like we all do at this time of year. There is something about yet another year ending that really holds a magnifying glass up to your life, problems are exacerbated, misfortune multiplied, and any life land mark you have not yet fulfilled leaves you feel like a great big loser.
Well this year I have not be filled with the spirit of Christmas. Truth be told I haven't really felt quite myself all year, I've spent most of this year floundering really. I ended 2015 with a broken heart and anxiety had reared its ugly head again, including a full blown panic attack on Christmas day. I dragged that grey cloud with me into 2016 becoming somewhat of a recluse until about mid-March, I started to socialise more and pretty much just go on with things but I just haven't really felt like myself. Well then October hit and things took a nose dive, I got quite spectacularly played and ghosted, my favourite Nan passed away and her funeral was on my birthday, I got the flu and then, something I'm still not sure what has messed up my eyes. Its been 8 weeks now and they are still not back to normal. This health issue has stopped me from working, driving and pretty much doing anything other than sitting in a dark room for a month. Things are getting better but obviously I have been plagued with worry that something serious is going on with me. So as you guess this has not made for a jolly holiday season. However, sat here thinking about all the ifs, buts and maybes has made me realise I really need to seize this life of mine, which brings me onto why I am writing this post in the first place. Every year I make resolutions, lots of resolutions and I usually end up doing about one or two. This year I am doing something a little different, no big long list of things I will never do. Instead I've decided to simply just say yes! to everything for one year, now there are a few rules to this, my work needs to come first obviously and funds need to be available other than that no excuses. I have decided I need to force myself to do at least one new thing a week and if nobody has asked me to do something new I must seek this out myself. Be it a movie I would never usually watch, a new book, talking to a stranger, anything I can come up with (suggestions are very welcome here) This project has a little side kick too, being a single girl with a rather tragic love life I figure it cant get any worse right? So I shall also be saying yes to anyone who asked me on a date (given they don't come across like some kind of pervert) this obviously mean proper dates not invited to creepy guys houses lol. It could be great, it could be a disaster but if nothing else it will make for a good story.
Obviously I will be documenting this whole thing with blog posts here and vlogging on my YouTube channel and depending how it goes maybe the odd story time or two.
I'm excited about getting out of my comfort zone and pushing myself to be more spontaneous.
I've just come to the conclusion that for as long as this body of mine is still working I need to make the most of it and create some amazing memories. So that when my health does go down and I am no longer able, be that now of (fingers crossed) in the far off future, at least I can say I have truly lived!

Hugs & Kisses
    XOXO
    Katie J
 
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Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Enchiladas With A Little Extra ~ Cheap & Easy

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I'm really loving making these cooking video for you guys. This is another super easy recipe that I've slightly adapted to suite my very mild pallet.
A very good recipe if your doing batch freezer cooking or just simply cooking for one.
What else would you like to see me cook?

 
 
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    XOXO
    Katie J
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Monday, 15 February 2016

I Am What I Am

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I've been wanting to make this video for a few weeks now, pretty much since I started vlogging actually.
I just don't understand what people are thinking when they say the things they do or try and tear somebody else down just because it's not pleasing to them. Like isn't it just a huge waste of your time and energy to watch and comment on something that doesn't make you happy?
I will just never ever get the mentality that says ok "I hate seeing naked bodies on the internet oh look a thumbnail of a naked person I'm going to click on that then comment about how much I don't want to see this type of thing" IT MAKES NO SENCE!
Anyway this video turned into more of a rant than expected but I hope my message still comes across.

 
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    XOXO
    Katie J
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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Worst Valentines Day Ever! ~ StoryTime

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Keeping with the valentines theme of course I had to include a story time video of the worst valentines day I ever had, now given that I've been alone most years I had to go way back to when I was at school. I think you'll agree though it was pretty bad, awkward is not the word!

 
 
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    XOXO
    Katie J
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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Red Velvet Brownies ~ Cheap & Easy

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I was looking for a sweet treat to make but something a little different without much work lol and I found this awesome recipe somewhere on the internet. I thought it would be perfect for valentines day what with the brownies being red and all.
So weather your making them for you lover or just treating yourself I would defiantly give these a try cause they were delicious!

 
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Hugs & Kisses
    XOXO
    Katie J
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Tuesday, 9 February 2016

What Single Girls Do On Valentines Day

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Yesterday you have a video all about my fantasy valentines day and now I'm going to share with you all what I will actually be doing on valentines day. I just gonna put it out there and say this is how most girls will be spending February 14th give or take a few minor details.
Its not that I'm going to wallow in self pity and be miserable that I'm single its just this is the day of love right? and as I happen to be alone I'm just gonna have to show myself all that love, give myself a little extra TLC.
So my fellow single girls how are you spending valentines day?

 
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    XOXO
    Katie J
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Monday, 8 February 2016

Perfect Valentines Day

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With valentines day coming up this week I thought it would be a fun little video to make talking about my fantasy valentines day. Obviously I would be happy with pretty much anything on this day of love lol but if I was planning my first non single valentines day this is exactly how it would go. Now maybe that I've put this thought out into the universe who knows what I'll be doing next year.  
Anyway I'm really getting into the spirit of the holiday so expect a week of valentines themed videos coming your way.

 
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    XOXO
    Katie J
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Friday, 5 February 2016

Lies Girls Tell

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We all tell lies to some degree right? and the little white ones don't really count do they??
So maybe this is the worst thing I can do and perhaps I'm breaking some sort of girl code by giving away these secrets. Just thought it would be fun to share and please do tell me the little white lies you always find yourself telling.....come on I know you do it! 

 
 
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    XOXO
    Katie J
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